Purse for the People

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Plaid Top, old (similar splurge, save and steal )// Paige Denim (save version here)// Sam Edelman Boots (save version for under $25)// c/o Purse for the People Rattan Bag

Saturday morning we woke up to crisp fall air and bright blue skies.  So, of course, we had to take full advantage and head down to the beach for a stroll on the boardwalk.  The weather couldn’t have been more ideal!  It was warm in the sun but there was a cool breeze so a light button down, my favorite white jeans, and these ankle boots were the perfect pieces for these transitional temps.  And let’s talk about this rattan handbag from Purse for the People!  If you’re not familiar with this environmentally conscious handbag company, they are a social enterprise committed to creating one of a kind eco-friendly products assembled here in the USA.  I was particularly drawn to this Aspen rattan handbag because I love the bamboo handle, the detachable strap, and the chic, structured shape.  Plus, the red trim makes this bag a fun accessory to compliment my collection of plaid button downs which I’ve recently resurrected now that it’s finally starting to feel like fall!

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* Need more plaid inspo for fall?  Check out these looks here, here, and here.

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Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes

If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (@taffetatulips), then you know that we were down in Hilton Head a few weeks ago for our annual family trip.  There’s something so special about Hilton Head, I can’t quite sum it up in one sentence.  It’s our home away from home (only a better version), a(…)

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Grapefruit Margaritas

Grapefruit Margaritas

When we were down in Hilton Head a few weeks ago, I found myself craving poolside grapefruit margaritas so my husband promptly whipped up this version minus the Triple Sec (we also used fresh grapefruit juice instead).  They were so light, refreshing, and appropriately tropical….the perfect cocktail to beat the heat and usher in happy(…)

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Striped Waffle Tee

Striped Waffle Tee

Who What Wear Tee (similar)// J.Brand Jeans (similar save version for under $30)// Sam Edelman Heels// Ferragamo Bag (similar here and save version here)// Kayce Hughes Sunglasses (similar)// c/o Jord Watch  No matter how many striped tops I own, I can’t ever seem to stock up on enough!  For fall, they’re perfect with denim, a classic(…)

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NYFW Recap and Insights

NYFW Recap and Insights

{Ballet inspired designs at Sachin and Babi} It’s been a crazy few weeks between traveling down to Hilton Head, getting the kids settled into their new schools, and running back and forth into the city for NYFW!  I’m exhausted (our new schedule has us getting up at 6 am everyday #eek) but I’m also grateful(…)

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Eyelet Drawstring Dress

Eyelet Drawstring Dress

Who What Wear Dress// Steve Madden Heels// Milly Bag (similar under $200)// c/o LeTote Cuff// Kayce Hughes Sunglasses I want to apologize for my absence this week.  It’s been a juggling act getting my kids acclimated to a new school while simultaneously trekking in and out of the city for fashion week!  While I love(…)

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Silk Blouse and Skinny Cargos

Silk Blouse and Skinny Cargos

J.Crew Blouse// STS Blue Cargo Pants// Bandolino Booties, sold out (similar here and here)// Milly Bag (similar here and here) Happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram (@taffetatulips), then you know that I spent the majority of the weekend in the city.(…)

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What to Wear to New York Fashion Week

What to Wear to New York Fashion Week

  Striped Tee// Blazer (save version here)// Sunglasses// Jeans// Satchel (save version here)// Pumps//Earrings (save version here) New York fashion week can be a tad bit intimidating and overwhelming especially if you’re a regular girl like me who doesn’t have a closet full of designer duds and is a forty-one year old mom of four who lives in the(…)

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Fall Fig Salad

Fall Fig Salad

Now that figs are finally in season (good luck finding them at your local grocer when they’re not), I was able to recreate this incredibly tasty salad I had at the Bryant Park Grill a few years back.  Seriously, I’ve been talking about it ever since!  So, when were down in Hilton Head and I(…)

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Cabana Life

Cabana Life

c/o Cabana Life Lattice One Piece Suit This has been a whirlwind of a summer between travel baseball for our two older boys, several trips, and our daily excursions to the beach and the pool.  So, naturally, with our busy outdoor life as a family of six, we go through sunblock rather quickly!  But, I(…)

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Five Fall Essentials + Anthropologie Giveaway

Five Fall Essentials + Anthropologie Giveaway

    Moto Jacket// Everyday Tote// Cozy Sweater// Booties// Leather Belt I can’t believe I’m going to say this but…. I kind of have fall on the brain.  I think it’s partly due to the slight change in weather here this week.  It’s been a little bit cooler in the mornings and the evenings and(…)

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